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Latest update : 2014-01-24

Embattled Toronto Mayor can still count on loyal support base

He's been caught on camera smoking crack, swearing, and being drunk and disorderly. Toronto's embattled mayor Rob Ford just can't seem to help courting controversy. Yet despite calls to step down over his behaviour, the 44-year-old is not only holding on to power, but running for office again. While he has his critics, he is also backed by a strong base of voters, dubbed the "Ford Nation", who say he is a good mayor for their city. Our reporter went to meet them.

By Marie-Laure JOSSELIN

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2017-04-25 Americas

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2017-04-21 France

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2017-04-19 Russia

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2017-04-18 Philippines

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2017-04-17 France

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